On Friday night, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham railed against President Donald J. Trump for failing to veto the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Her comments were the latest in a long line of conservatives criticizing the president.
“…Trump says he signed the omnibus because of the desperate need to fund the military and then he had no choice because of a looming government shutdown. Let's face it. It pains me to say this, the president did have a choice,” the conservative host of 'The Ingraham Angle' said after replaying remarks from President Trump’s press conference.
“He could have called Congress back to town and made them pass a continuing resolution until his priorities were funded and we explain this mess to the American people. I tried in vain to warn him many times this week,” she added.
She then laid into the “swamp,” and condemned Republicans, going so far as to wonder if they should even be in leadership.
“An omnibus spending bill is this is what you have to know, a legislative scam. It's a business as usual spendorama at a time when voters expected just the opposite from a president who campaigned against the corruptocrats in D.C. As I see it right now tonight, the wall is never going to happen. Because, as we dug into this and really looked into this, this bill doesn't fund the wall at all. We can do better. We must do better or Republicans do not deserve to be in the majority.”
Finally, Ingraham echoed the frustrations that so many conservative Americans have with their Republican representatives.
“Well, voters elected Republicans to both houses of Congress and gave them the presidency to shrink government spending, and to shake up the system. Not expand government and give in to the system. This is like Christmas for Democrats,” Ingraham lamented.
Its worth noting that Ingraham spoke for President Donald J. Trump during the 2016 Republican convention. Her statements last night typify the Conservative base's frustrations with Big Government establishment Republicans, and it appears those frustrations now extend to President Trump as well.
The full clip can be viewed below.